SOLD! Vintage Designer Jewelry

Shown here is a diverse array of fine vintage designer jewelry sold during Bonhams’ Salon Jewelry & Watches auction held Sept. 30, 2013, simulcast in San Francisco and Los Angeles. The well-attended sale earned a total of $1.45 million. ■

antique brooch

Enamel and diamond brooch, circa 1880, composed of an enamel portrait in a rose-cut diamond surround, backed by a starburst of additional rose-cut diamonds; mounted in silver-topped 10 karat gold; 2 1/2-inch diameter, $9,375. All images courtesy of Bonhams.

For close-up views of many more pieces of fine designer and antique jewelry, clip on the images below. All images courtesy Bonhams.

For much more information on the history and value of exquisite jewelry, pick up a copy of Christie Romero’s “Warman’s Jewelry Identification & Price Guide, 5th edition,” (Krause Books, 2013, $29.99) available at or by calling Krause Books at 855-864-2579.

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